The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), reported on Window to the Womb on Northumberland Avenue on 13 May and rated it as ‘good’.

Window to the Womb Reading run by Divinity Ltd offers private (not NHS funded) diagnostic pregnancy ultrasound services to women from the age of 16.

The CQC praised the business, saying:

The service had enough staff with the right qualifications, skills, training and experience to keep people safe from avoidable harm and to provide the right care.

Staff understood how to protect patients from abuse and the service worked well with other agencies to do so.

The service provided care and treatment based on national guidance and could evidence its effectiveness.

Staff were caring, compassionate, kind and engaged well with women and their families.

The CQC also suggested a few improvements:

The service’s children’s safeguarding policy did not reference child sexual exploitation and the staff had not received any training.

The service offered to look after children during scans without completing risk assessments.

  1. CQC report into Window to the Womb Reading
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  3. Window to the Womb Reading